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Great Welsh Marathon April 2016 - A first timer!!!

Posted: Yesterday at 23:56

A thread has started in the events section for this ...

A very good marathon for first timers!   Will be my fourth time.  

 

2 Questions

Posted: Yesterday at 00:38

LFSF - first of all well done on shifting 16st around a half marathon course in 1:40, and the other times are pretty good too.  Looks like you were aiming for about 2 x 1:50 for your first marathon but found you'd couldn't keep that pace up in the second half. There is a lot to learn about marathon running and people don't generally get anywhere near their potential at the distance until about their sixth one.

I'm concerned you seem to have multiple, very challenging targets for a relative newcomer to long distance running and one overweight at that!  You seem to want to push the distance out very quickly, perhaps too quickly?

I'd say stick to the marathon for the time being and get nearer to achieving what you want with that distance first.  Ultras will still be there when you want them - in fact ultrarunning is a fast growing sport and there are more new events every year.

If you do your marathon flat out then I'm not sure you're going to recover well enough and your ultra might be a disappointing experience (i.e. a lot of walking!) which you don't want for your first.

Agree with seren about colds, except I think you mean, seren, 'still above the chest = OK'!

All the best whatever you do.  Yours is an inspiring story.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 23:50

Spring events getting sorted now.  A 13.1 in March, a 32, 52, and 26.2 in April, and a 7 and a 140km bike sportive in May.  Not sure how that bike one slipped in but there you go ...  

 

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 00:11

The plan is to run the course in the reverse direction and arrive at the start at 1000 to allow 30 minutes recovery.

I'm thinking at the moment of 5 hours, meaning a 0500 start or even 5:15 for a 0445 start.  I personally wouldn't want to go any faster.

Better make sure we know the way up onto the hill in the dark.  Probably best not to follow me!!

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 00:05

Good points, McHilly.  You rightly point out the downsides of mixed abilities going round in a group - the pressures you can be under to go faster or slower than you're happy with, as well as the (misplaced?) sense of duty to stay with other runners if they're going through a bad patch.  These kinds of tensions happen a lot in ultras!

But by staying together, and agreeing a set pace, those who can pace well would be able to help those who can't.  The camaraderie of a group is really helpful in taking your mind off any struggles you might be having, which is why in ultras it is so often the case that total strangers get together in groups during the night sections and have a brilliant time chatting.

We'll have to decide nearer the time.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 00:48

Jimbob987 - for a 4-hour runner allow an extra 10-15 minutes (faster less, slower more).  We'll help you with pacing suggestions nearer the time!

A large number forming for the double.  We could either go round together in a happy group or have a staggered start based on different speeds?

I for one will have a staggered finish.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 00:42

OK!

The Single

3:47

  • mr panad

Other

  • brer rabbit
  • An Other Half
  • Dennis Hussey
  • Hobie 1495
  • jason d
  • Jimbob987  1st SNOD
  • John Bach
  • Mr K
  • M Tri
  • Peter John Lewis
  • Reydon Rover
  • Run Jono
  • Running Wild 2014
  • Sorequads
  • Steve Taylor 1969
  • stilldreaming

The Double

  • BritNick
  • Chimney
  • McHilly
  • The Lazy Greyhound
  • T Rex
  • Ultra Disco Stu

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 22:46

Hi brer.  I seem to be on the list for double SNOD in October so that means with July three SNODs in total this year.  And there is this very interesting 'Ultra Tour of Snowdonia' 58-miler but it clashes with a race I do in the Brecon Beacons which is a pity.

Great Welsh Marathon

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 01:36

Yes, a good course for a PB as long as cross winds not too strong.

Such a good venue where you can easily roll up and park only 100m away from the start/finish arch.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 15:28

The List 2016.  No spluttering, please:

 

The Single

3:47

  • mr panad

4:00

  • BritNick

Other

  • brer rabbit
  • An Other Half
  • Dennis Hussey
  • Hobie 1495
  • jason d
  • John Bach
  • Mr K
  • M Tri
  • Peter John Lewis
  • Reydon Rover
  • Run Jono
  • Running Wild 2014
  • Sorequads
  • Steve Taylor 1969
  • stilldreaming

The Double

  • Chimney
  • McHilly
  • The Lazy Greyhound
  • T Rex
  • Ultra Disco Stu

 

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